Example sentences for: desson

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  • The Washington Post 's Desson Howe calls the film a "sublime comedy" about "bitchiness [and] oneupwomanship."

  • While the adaptation is respectful, it "mostly misses the humor, lyricism and emotional charge of Frank McCourt's magical and magnificent memoir" and unfortunately becomes "something resembling a conventional tale of a gifted young man's struggle to lift himself out of oppressive circumstances" (Todd McCarthy, Variety ). The harshest complaint: It's just "two hours and 20 minutes of beautifully photographed rain, mud, blood, lice, vomit, dead babies, and whining" (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly ). The more upbeat take: The movie is "a thinner version of the novel, but you still get a drama that has you laughing and brokenhearted" (Desson Howe, the Washington Post ). (Click here to read an excerpt from the book.)

  • Critics call it preposterous and filled with baffling inconsistencies, or as Roger Ebert writes, "[m]ovies like this are particularly vulnerable to logic" (the Chicago Sun-Times ). Words such as "ridiculous" and "absurd" pepper the reviews: It's "fire-and-brimstone bunk, a tired compendium of involuntary crucifixions, grim messages carved into human flesh, fly buzzings, ominous choral chants on the soundtrack and at least one head twisting" (Desson Howe, the Washington Post ). (Click here to find out how religious leaders persuaded the filmmakers to change the story's ending.)

  • The MTV-style editing leaves some critics dizzy, others complain that once again Stone is peddling "conventional wisdom disguised as manically charged, cutting-edge consciousness" (Desson Howe, the Washington Post ). (Visit the official site.)

  • The Washington Post 's Desson Howe and Slate's David Edelstein insist the film still has its virtues: Every so often, "something wickedly inspired will come along" (Howe); the film's still "more agreeable than most of the slapdash laugh-machines around" (Edelstein).


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